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gen·er·a·tor

 (jĕn′ə-rā′tər)
n.
1.
a. One that generates, especially a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
b. An apparatus that generates vapor or gas.
2. A circuit that generates a specified waveform.
3. Mathematics See generatrix.
4. Computers A program that produces specific programs from the definition of an operation.

generator

(ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtə)
n
1. (General Physics) physics
a. any device for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction, esp a large one as in a power station
b. a device for producing a voltage electrostatically
c. any device that converts one form of energy into another form: an acoustic generator.
2. (Chemistry) an apparatus for producing a gas
3. a person or thing that generates

gen•er•a•tor

(ˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. a machine that converts one form of energy into another, esp. mechanical energy into electrical energy, as a dynamo.
2. a person or thing that generates.
3. an apparatus for producing a gas or vapor.
4.
a. an element or one of a set of elements from which a specified mathematical object can be formed by applying certain operations.
[1640–50; < Latin]

gen·er·a·tor

(jĕn′ə-rā′tər)
A machine that converts movement, or mechanical energy, into electrical energy. Generators create an electric current by means of a coiled electric wire that rotates between two magnets. When the wire turns inside the magnetic field, an electric current flows through it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.generator - an apparatus that produces a vapor or gasgenerator - an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
2.generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
brush - conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
dynamo - generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
magneto, magnetoelectric machine - a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine
rotor, rotor coil - the rotating armature of a motor or generator
stator, stator coil - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
turbogenerator - generator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power
aerogenerator, wind generator, windmill - generator that extracts usable energy from winds
3.generator - someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
coiner - someone who is a source of new words or new expressions
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
4.generator - an electronic device for producing a signal voltage
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
oscillator - generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current
pulse generator - a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate
Translations
generátor
generator
generaattori
generator
generátor
rafall
発電機
발전기
generátor
generator
generator
เครื่องกำเนิดไฟฟ้า
jenaratörjeneratör
máy phát

generator

[ˈdʒenəreɪtəʳ] Ngenerador m, grupo m electrógeno

generator

[ˈdʒɛnəreɪtər] ngénérateur m

generator

nGenerator m

generator

[ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtəʳ] ngeneratore m

generate

(ˈdʒenəreit) verb
to cause or produce. This machine generates electricity; His suggestions generated a lot of ill-feeling.
ˌgeneˈration noun
1. one stage in the descent of a family. All three generations – children, parents and grandparents – lived together quite happily.
2. people born at about the same time. People of my generation all think the same way about this.
the generation gap noun
the difference in views and the lack of understanding between younger and older people.
ˈgenerator noun
a machine which produces electricity, gas etc. The hospital has an emergency generator.

generator

مُوَلِّد generátor generator Generator γεννήτρια generador generaattori générateur generator generatore 発電機 발전기 generator generator generator gerador генератор generator เครื่องกำเนิดไฟฟ้า jeneratör máy phát 发电机

gen·er·a·tor

n. generador, máquina que convierte energía mecánica en eléctrica.

generator

n (of a pacemaker, etc.) generador m
References in classic literature ?
When, half suffocated, I raised my head above water, the Martian's hood pointed at the batteries that were still firing across the river, and as it advanced it swung loose what must have been the generator of the Heat-Ray.
The generators of the Heat-Rays waved high, and the hissing beams smote down this way and that.
It is quite simple, being nothing more than a radium generator diffusing radio-activity in all directions to a distance of a hundred yards or so from the flier.
I could not figure the speed exactly, for I had no instrument for measuring the mighty power of my generator.
At my suggestion Perry stopped the generator, and as we came to rest I again threw all my strength into a supreme effort to move the thing even a hair's breadth--but the results were as barren as when we had been traveling at top speed.
Whilst the eternal generation of circles proceeds, the eternal generator abides.
Down the other side of the avenue ran a series of gas generators, and big hose-pipes trailed everywhere across the intervening space.
Some one ran before him with the portfolio, and he was borne rapidly along the broad avenue between the gas generators and the airships, rapidly and on the whole smoothly except that once or twice his bearers stumbled over hose-pipes and nearly let him down.
I made a report on these generators three years ago.
Submerged, or in the air, she was tractable enough in any sort of weather when under control; but without her screen generators she was almost helpless, since she could not fly, and, if submerged, could not rise to the surface.
It might not have been in any way his fault, as, in the case of the Coldwater, it could not possibly have been justly charged to my account that the gravitation-screen generators were worthless; but well I knew that should chance have it that we were blown across thirty today--as we might easily be before the terrific west wind that we could hear howling below us, the responsibility would fall upon my shoulders.
With our buoyancy generators in commission it would have been a simple thing to enter the water, since then it would have been but a trifling matter of a forty-five degree dive into the base of a huge wave.

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